Meharg on Boettcher: "Anja's skills are potentially the best in the NCAA. We will look for Anja, with her wonderful game sense and possession skills to help move the ball out of the back. She is a versatile player who we will be able to use in both attack and defensive roles."
International Experience: Saw action in 32 games as a member of Germany's Under-16, Under-18 and Under-21 National Teams and listed 17 goals from 1993-2000.
As a junior in 2003: Made an immediate impact in her first season as a Terrapin ... second on the team in goals and points ... posted four multiple-goal outings and was the only Terp to record a hat trick in 2003, accomplishing that feat at Massachusetts (Aug. 31) ... notched back-to-back two-goal efforts in back-to-back days in the wins over Old Dominion (Oct. 18) and Delaware (Oct. 19), scoring the game winner in the 3-2 triumph over the Lady Monarchs ... also scored the game-winning goal against Michigan (Sept. 20) ... second-half tally at James Madison (Oct. 31) knotted the game, jump-starting a Terrapin come-from-behind win ... assisted on Jackie Ciconte's second-half goal, giving the Terps a 2-1 lead over North Carolina (Oct. 25), a game which Maryland eventually won in overtime ... 10th in the league in points, tied for seventh with 0.75 goals per game ... a starter in every game.
Before Maryland: One of three top scorers in the 1 Bündesliga in 1999-2000 with 28 goals and in 2000-2001 with 18 goals ... captain and MVP at the first German Championship she competed in ... two-time winner at the German Championship and two-time runner-up ... team's top scorer with 10 goals in 1997.
Personal: Anja is the daughter of Karin and Thomas Böttcher ... representative of her graduating class ... an economics major.
Boettcher's Career Statistics
Year GP GS G A TP Sh. GWG DS PS 2003 24 24 18 2 38 93 4 0 0-1
Boettcher's Single-Game Highs
Goals: 3 - at Massachusetts (Aug. 31, 2003)
Assists: 1 - two times (last at North Carolina, Oct. 25, 2003)
Points: 6 - at Massachusetts (Aug. 31, 2003)